U. S. Immigration and Traditions Enforcement agents arrested 97 individuals after raiding a Tennessee meats processing plant, in what civil legal rights activists say was the largest attack at a single place in almost ten years.
ICE spokeswoman Tammy Spicer introduced the raid in a statement upon Friday and said that of the ninety-seven people taken into custody through Southeastern Provision meat processing herb in eastern Tennessee, 11 individuals were arrested on criminal charges, fifty four were placed in detention and thirty-two were released.
She said they were many arrested on suspicion of being in the nation illegally.
The National Immigration Law Middle said it believes this was the biggest single-workplace raid since George Watts. Bush was president, the Washington Publish reported.
Federal immigration officials failed to confirm if it was the largest.
This was the newest crackdown on illegal immigrants from the Trump administration after he introduced last year that ICE agents will be targeting employers that choose to employ immigrants knowing they are illegal.
A total associated with 21 people were arrested after migration agents raided 7-11 stores countrywide in January.
The Associated Push contributed to this report.